Episode 12: Child refugee and migrant health needs

This month Dr Tabitha Campbell, GP trainee, joins Dr Paulina Connolly to talk through the 15-minute Consultation paper: “What do paediatricians need to know about child refugee and migrant health needs?” by Dr Aoife Ryan & Dr Alison Kelly from the Online First section of ADC Education & Practice: https://ep.bmj.com/content/early/2023/01/26/archdischild-2022-324836

Dr Campbell originally found the 3-D assessment on Paediatric FOAMed:  “The “3-D Assessment for Refugee, Asylum-Seeking or Trafficked Children” and excellent article by Dr Laura C. Wood: https://www.paediatricfoam.com/2018/03/refugee-asylum-seeking-trafficked-children/

Another extremely useful resource by the RCPCH – Refugee and asylum seeking children and young people – guidance for paediatricians:  https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/resources/refugee-asylum-seeking-children-young-people-guidance-paediatricians 

It’s easiest to find WHO estimates of Tuberculosis incidence on the Gov.uk website: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/tuberculosis-tb-by-country-rates-per-100000-people/who-estimates-of-tuberculosis-incidence-by-country-and-territory-2020-accessible-text-version

But for more comprehensive data on TB you can read the WHO yearly global report: https://www.who.int/teams/global-tuberculosis-programme/tb-reports/global-tuberculosis-report-2022/tb-disease-burden/2-1-tb-incidence

And there’s also advice on testing for infection in their guidelines: https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/9789240056084

The landing page for RCPCH resources for FGM including links to government guidance:  https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/resources/female-genital-mutilation-resources

They also have free online learning:  https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/resources/female-genital-mutilation-online-learning

The Refugee council website has a wealth of additional information. Below is the page discussing Mental health support for refugees, and also a link at the bottom of the page:


Dr Campbell’s recommended book was: “Where the Crawdad’s Sing” by Delia Owens, and her recommended Podcast was the “Off Menu” by comedians Ed Gamble and James Acaster.

Music by AlexGrohl from Pixabay

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